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Is there a surgery that can cure copd?

Is there a surgery that can cure copd?

No: Although there is no surgical option that will "cure" copd, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation have been shown to help improve symptoms and quality of life for people with copd. Along with optimizing the medical care of their condition, these surgical therapies may be a beneficial option for properly selected people suffering from copd. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Is there a surgery/operation to cure schizoprenia?

Is there a surgery/operation to cure schizoprenia?

No: There is not, at this time any surgery for schizophrenia which is in wide use and considered effective. There are some experimental procedures being tested for many brain diseases. It's time that some of these diseases started to be cured. ...Read more

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Can there be a surgery that can cure acne?

Can there be a surgery that can cure acne?

No: Very few non-infectious diseases are curable at all, and surgery cures even fewer. Acne is a chronic illness that eventually self-cures. In the meantime, you can keep it under control. Here your physician is your best guide. It is not related to lifestyle or hygiene and you'll do best to ignore all "popular wisdom.". ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy without surgery?

Is there a way to cure hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy without surgery?

No: Hypertophic cardiomyopathy is never really cured. The obstruction can be improved with surgery and with catheter techniques. Medications can reduce some of the symptoms and risk related to the disease, but also do not provide a cure. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that will cure motion sickness?

Is there a surgery that will cure motion sickness?

No: Make sure that it's just motion sickness you have and not another problem with balance or vertigo. Some causes of vertigo can be cured or treated very well with procedures or surgery. ...Read more

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Can there be any surgery that can cure diabetes for teens?

Can there be any surgery that can cure diabetes for teens?

See below: There are two types of surgery being currently tried for type i diabetes. This is transplantation of a new pancreas, and transplantation of the islets in the pancreas (cells that make insulin) neither procedure has a great success rate. Research is ongoing. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for emphysema?

Is there a cure for emphysema?

No...: Empysema, a form of copd, is an incurable, slowly progressive disease. There are effective treatments but no cure. Smoking cessation can prevent it from developing and slow progression, if already present. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for epilespy that can be monitored?

No: Some people can come off medication but they are still epileptics and should be followed by their physician. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to palpitations?

Is there a cure to palpitations?

No : No unless cause is found like medication herbals supplements caffeine which is stopping or changed can relieve palpitations ...Read more

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Is there a surgical cure for lung cancer that has spread to the hip?

Is there a surgical cure for lung cancer that has spread to the hip?

No: There is no cure for lung cancer that has spread to the hip. Once you have lung cancer outside of the chest, you have metastatic disease, stage iv, which is considered not curable. It is treatable. So the hip can be treated with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy that may improve your symptoms. But the likelihood of curing lung cancer at this stage is very small. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for a severe case of scoliosis, besides surgery?

Is there a cure for a severe case of scoliosis, besides surgery?

Probably not: If you truly have a structural scoliosis and it is greater than 45 degrees, only surgery can correct it. All that being said, I have seen patients who have been told they have severe scoliosis and do not, or they may have a non structural cause that is inherits fly treatable. For example, a person with a leg length discrepancy can have a non structural curve treated by a shoe lift. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure a severe case of scoliosis without surgery?

Is it possible to cure a severe case of scoliosis without surgery?

Only if: Only if the scoliosis is still flexible and due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie muscular spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Can chronic pelvic pain from PID be cured or is it a life sentence? If there is a treatment, What is the cure rate from this?

Can chronic pelvic pain from PID be cured or is it a life sentence? If there is a treatment, What is the cure rate from this?

Possibly: I don't know the stats, unfortunately, but the main cause is usually scarring once PID is cured. 2 approaches: a) surgery to release scars & entrapped nerves; b) osteopathic visceral manipulation-Dr. uses hands to stretch/break scars.I've had good success with manipulation to release pelvic scars with partial to full pain relief. Manipulation is conservative, so I recommend most pts. start there. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for osteomalacia? Is there a way to cure osteomalacia, or reverse the damage to my bones? .

Is there a cure for osteomalacia? Is there a way to cure osteomalacia, or reverse the damage to my bones?

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Mostly: Yes, if vitamin d deficiency and malabsorption of vitamins, with supplementation with vitamins.Sometimes bowel disease can be aggressively treated if present.Exposure to sunlight increases vit. D metabolism. Inherited renal diseases have to be treated differently by kidney specialists controlling calcium, phosophorus and vitamins. Parathyroid abnormalites may require surgery to correct hormones. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for psoriasis. If not, will it be there in future.

Is there a cure for psoriasis. If not, will it be there in future.

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

IBS, no cure: increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) can improve your condition and encourage normal bowel movements. Unfortunately, too much fiber can worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, wherein you may deal with abdominal bloating and gas. Limit your fiber intake to 20 to 35 grams a day, and slowly increase your intake to ward off bloating ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve a bad heart valve without surgery?

Is there a way to improve a bad heart valve without surgery?

Valve repair: Need more details. The aortic valve may be intervened percutaneously-procedure is known as a TAVR. Other approaches are available for the mitral valve. See an interventional cardiologist with expertise in structural for more details. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can cure "crossed eyes" in adults?

Is there a surgery that can cure "crossed eyes" in adults?

Crossed eyes: Yes surgery can be performed to realign the eyes. It would be best to see a stabismologist for definitive evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more